Twilight Zone: Season 5, Episode 36

The Bewitchin' Pool (19 Jun. 1964)
"The Twilight Zone" The Bewitchin' Pool (original title)

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Two children escape their bickering parents through a portal in the bottom of their swimming pool to a magical land watched over by a kindly old woman the children call Aunt T.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Sport Sharewood
Dee Hartford ...
Gloria Sharewood
Tod Andrews ...
Gil Sharewood
Jeb Sharewood (as Tim Stafford)
Kim Hector ...
Georgia Simmons ...
Aunt T.


Told by their parents that they are getting a divorce, Sport and Jeb Sharewood now have to decide who they are going to live with. They decide they would rather live with Aunt T, the woman they've met by traveling through a portal at the bottom of their swimming pool. Ar the other end is an idyllic world where children play and there are few adults. Aunt T is a kindly old woman but Sport is far more reluctant than Jeb to accept her invitation to stay with them. Written by garykmcd

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19 June 1964 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Last broadcast show of the series. See more »


The last time that Sport jumps in the pool to return to Aunt T's house, she is wearing a housecoat over her swimsuit. When she surfaces on 'the other side', she is no longer wearing the coat. Apparently the surfacing scene is the same scene used for their original arrival. See more »


[closing narration]
Narrator: A brief epilogue for concerned parents. Of course, there isn't any such place as the gingerbread house of Aunt T, and we grownups know there's no door at the bottom of a swimming pool that leads to a secret place. But who can say how real the fantasy world of lonely children can become? For Jeb and Sport Sharewood, the need for love turned fantasy into reality; they found a secret place - in the Twilight Zone.
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Names of the children
1 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mary Badham's name in To Kill A Mockingbird was Scout, and her brother's name was Jem. Her name here is Sport, and her brother is Jeb. Just thought that was rather odd, and wonder if Earl Hamner did that as a paean to Harper Lee.

I was very distracted by the overdubbing - as others have mentioned, so clearly June Foray. I kept expecting Rocket J. Squirrel to show up. Clearly Mary Badham knew how to project - she certainly did so in TKAM and This Property Is Condemned. I can't imagine why the dubbing was used.

I thought this was a fitting end to the series - an escape from a bad situation via a magic portal.

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